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July 15, 2011
The Story of 'Charlotte's Web' E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic Michael Sims Walker & Co.: 308 pp., $25
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July 19, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Every summer, everyone and their uncle wants to tell you what to read at the beach. If they all had their way, you'd never have a chance to jump in the ocean, or to enjoy the sun, or to talk to your friends and family as you relax at the shore. No, you'd just be there with your nose in a book, and then another book, and then another book. So as the summer hits mid-stride, at Jacket Copy, we've got another idea: the anti-beach reading list. Here are nine books that you need not read at the beach, nay, that you SHOULD not read at the beach.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
I make books. That's what I do. I made my first book about 17 years ago, a feat I consider a miracle. On a whim I took a class on making cased-in books with hard spines, and when I looked at the finished product I was astounded, as if I'd made a car with my bare hands. I say that not to brag, since I completely credit the teacher with my success. But the fact that I could actually construct a book that had covers and pages and could be written in was thrilling. That feeling has never left me in almost two decades, and it's what compels me to make and design books as well as write books on bookbinding.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
I make books. That's what I do. I made my first book about 17 years ago, a feat I consider a miracle. On a whim I took a class on making cased-in books with hard spines, and when I looked at the finished product I was astounded, as if I'd made a car with my bare hands. I say that not to brag, since I completely credit the teacher with my success. But the fact that I could actually construct a book that had covers and pages and could be written in was thrilling. That feeling has never left me in almost two decades, and it's what compels me to make and design books as well as write books on bookbinding.
NEWS
July 19, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Every summer, everyone and their uncle wants to tell you what to read at the beach. If they all had their way, you'd never have a chance to jump in the ocean, or to enjoy the sun, or to talk to your friends and family as you relax at the shore. No, you'd just be there with your nose in a book, and then another book, and then another book. So as the summer hits mid-stride, at Jacket Copy, we've got another idea: the anti-beach reading list. Here are nine books that you need not read at the beach, nay, that you SHOULD not read at the beach.
OPINION
November 1, 1992
In a mock election for President the 3rd- and 4th-grade students in Room 33 at Los Feliz Elementary voted: 3 votes for Bush; 2 votes for Perot; 23 votes for Clinton. When two of the main characters in "Charlotte's Web," a story they are reading, were added to the list of candidates, the vote totals were: 20 votes for Wilbur the pig; 8 votes for Charlotte the spider. Only in L.A. can a pig have a chance to be elected President. REY RAMIREZ, Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2010
Kids Stuff Compiled by Jason Gelt Earthworm Ensemble Celebrate the release of this family music act's latest CD at a special all-ages concert. Composed of some of L.A.'s best folk and country artists, including I See Hawks in L.A., Mike Stinson, and the Chapin Sisters, the band's lively sound pleases kids and adults alike. McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Today, 11 a.m. $8. (310) 828-4497. Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party Audiences help Alice set a topsy- turvy Wonderland aright in this zany Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy.
NEWS
July 27, 1994 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
My daughter has developed a passion for "Charlotte's Web," E.B. White's childhood classic about the extraordinary friendship between Charlotte, the tiny erudite spider, and Wilbur, the ingenuous, neurasthenic pig. For those who have forgotten, or who are occupied with other literary matters--such as the questionable parenting techniques advanced in "Good Dog Carl" or the odd housekeeping habits of "Good Night Moon"--allow me a moment of exposition.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2009 | By Susan Patron
My job as a young children's librarian in the 1970s was to connect kids with books. The first time a teacher called, requesting a presentation for her fifth-graders on famous people, I was on it. I gathered biographies -- athletes, artists, astronauts -- and leafed through for the telling phrase or incident sure to pull in the kids and vivid writing that would keep them turning the pages. When the class arrived, I booktalked the bios (it's a librarian thing -- like a film treatment)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2011
The Story of 'Charlotte's Web' E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic Michael Sims Walker & Co.: 308 pp., $25
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2010
Kids Stuff Compiled by Jason Gelt Earthworm Ensemble Celebrate the release of this family music act's latest CD at a special all-ages concert. Composed of some of L.A.'s best folk and country artists, including I See Hawks in L.A., Mike Stinson, and the Chapin Sisters, the band's lively sound pleases kids and adults alike. McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Today, 11 a.m. $8. (310) 828-4497. Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party Audiences help Alice set a topsy- turvy Wonderland aright in this zany Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2009 | By Susan Patron
My job as a young children's librarian in the 1970s was to connect kids with books. The first time a teacher called, requesting a presentation for her fifth-graders on famous people, I was on it. I gathered biographies -- athletes, artists, astronauts -- and leafed through for the telling phrase or incident sure to pull in the kids and vivid writing that would keep them turning the pages. When the class arrived, I booktalked the bios (it's a librarian thing -- like a film treatment)
NEWS
July 27, 1994 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
My daughter has developed a passion for "Charlotte's Web," E.B. White's childhood classic about the extraordinary friendship between Charlotte, the tiny erudite spider, and Wilbur, the ingenuous, neurasthenic pig. For those who have forgotten, or who are occupied with other literary matters--such as the questionable parenting techniques advanced in "Good Dog Carl" or the odd housekeeping habits of "Good Night Moon"--allow me a moment of exposition.
OPINION
November 1, 1992
In a mock election for President the 3rd- and 4th-grade students in Room 33 at Los Feliz Elementary voted: 3 votes for Bush; 2 votes for Perot; 23 votes for Clinton. When two of the main characters in "Charlotte's Web," a story they are reading, were added to the list of candidates, the vote totals were: 20 votes for Wilbur the pig; 8 votes for Charlotte the spider. Only in L.A. can a pig have a chance to be elected President. REY RAMIREZ, Los Angeles
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